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Empires On The Pacific
Empires on the Pacific smashes the standard narrative of World War II in the Pacific theater, showing America's aim to replace Britain as East Asia's New Imperial Power. Robert Smith Thompson offers a long overdue explanation of what America's war against Japan was really about--in a word: China. The over-reaching British Empire was waning yet unwilling to relinquish its f ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by Basic Books
(first published 2002)
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This work provides some background on the Japanese and Chinese empires as well as their interactions with the White powers of Europe and America. It traces the pathway to America's entry into World War II and gives an overview of the war.